Who is Jonathan Pappalardo?
I’m a writer in the Boston area with passions for both country music and news.
I graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH in May 2010. While there I majored in Communication Studies with a minor in Writing for Publication.
In college I hosted a weekly two-hour country music radio show (on their radio station 90.9 WSCS-FM) and served on the radio station’s executive board working my way from news director to station manager. I hosted my radio show all four years.
At the same time, I was a news writer for their newspaper The Colby-Sawyer Courier. Behind the scenes I became their news editor when I was a junior, a position I held until graduation. I was in charge of gathering and laying out the copy in the news pages.
While in college I completed internships at WGBH and WBZ in Boston where I helped out in their radio departments. At WGBH I interned in their music library where my job was to convert Jazz recordings from DAT tapes to CDs. I also had practice using their Reel-To-Reel machine and even shadowed a DJ on the air.
At WBZ, my job was to pull the hourly news cuts off of the CBS and ABC Radio feeds and I got to write C-Pack story copy that would be read on the air.
Since graduating, I’ve kept myself busy in multiple ways. I’ve been writing and editing this blog, working two internships and contributing to the popular country music blog, My Kind of Country.
I am currently interning at 95.9 WATD in Marshfield, MA with the Shore Shore’s Morning News. I’ve been writing & editing stories for broadcast, I reported election results from the town hall in Weymouth, and compiled their media list for news and press releases. I’ve also been helping assist with their website redesign and volunteered at a live remote at the South Shore Music Circus.
I’m also a staff writer for My Kind of Country, a country music blog founded in 2008. I contribute single and album reviews as well as content for their spotlight artist series and classic rewinds.
I was the corporate communications/marketing specialist for Sappi Fine Paper in Boston last year. In this position, I completed lists of tasks including data mining, writing a daily Twitter summary for their sustainability expert, and compiling data into lists and graphs.
When I’m not working, I am a foodie who loves to travel the world. I have a wonderful family and a life most would dream for. I am grateful everyday for the opportunities I have.
The following are the ways to contact me:
The link to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jpappalardo
The link to my Shelfari Page: http://www.shelfari.com/jonobooks
Follow me on Twitter @jjptucker (www.twitter.com/jjptucker)
Search for me on LinkedIn!
And, of course, you can always leave me a comment here on this blog! I read them all and look forward to hearing from you!